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Creole music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good creole music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top creole music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Creole music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all creole music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest creole music bands of all time, since the most famous creole music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best creole music music.

You can click on the creole music band names to see more information about that particular notable creole music group. If they're near the top of the best creole music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top creole music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the creole music band names themselves.

The list you're viewing has a variety of artists, like Clifton Chenier and Evan Christopher, in it. Vote for your favorites to get them to rise to the top of the list. If you don't like Canray Fontenot or Terrance Simien, then give them a thumbs down.

All important, significant and iconic names in creole music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new creole music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of creole music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into creole music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good creole music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent creole music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best creole music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest creole music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular creole music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Terrance Simien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Creole Bands/Artists
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Terrance Simien is an American zydeco musician, vocalist and songwriter. He and his band won the Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album for 2008. Simien is an eighth generation Creole from one of the earliest Creole families documented to have settled in the Mallet area of St. Landry Parish. He was introduced to music via the piano at home, the Catholic Church choir, and in school band programs where he played trumpet. While in his teens, he taught himself to play accordion and formed his first band Terrance Simien & The Mallet Playboys, and began to play the regional zydeco club and church hall circuit. In the early 1980s, Simien was a youth in his early 20's and one of only two ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Americana, Creole music, Traditional music, Folk music, Zydeco

Albums: The Tribute Sessions, There's Room for Us All, Zydeco on the Bayou

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Restless Records, Black Top Records, AIM Records

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Cedric Watson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Creole Bands/Artists
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Cedric Watson is an American musician. He has been nominated twice for Grammy Awards. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Creole music, Cajun music

Albums: L'Ésprit Créole, Cedric Watson, Creole Moon: Live at the Blue Moon Saloon

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Valcour Records

Career Began: San Felipe, Texas, United States of America

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Canray Fontenot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Creole Bands/Artists
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Canray Fontenot was an American Creole fiddle player, who has been described as "the greatest black Louisiana French fiddler of our time." ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Creole music, Cajun music, Zydeco

Albums: Les Blues Du Bayou, La Musique Creole, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Creole Style

Nationality: United States of America

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Clifton Chenier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Creole Bands/Artists
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Clifton Chenier, a Creole French-speaking native of Opelousas, Louisiana, was an eminent performer and recording artist of Zydeco, which arose from Cajun and Creole music, with R&B, jazz, and blues influences. He played the accordion and won a Grammy Award in 1983. In 1984 he was honored as a National Heritage Fellow. He was inducted posthumously into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1989, and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2011. In 2014, he was a Grammy recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. He was known as the 'King of Zydeco', and also billed as the 'King of the South'. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Creole music, Cajun music, Swamp blues, Rhythm and blues, Jazz, + more

Albums: Louisiana Blues And Zydeco, Bon Ton Roulet! & More, Bayou Blues, Zydeco Sont Pas Sale, Bogalusa Boogie, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Chess Records, Alligator Records, Arhoolie

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